ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 03, 1981
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(Studio) Federal Aviation Administration reported ordering airlines at major airports to cut their flights due to air traffic controllers' strike.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Chicago, Illinois) Strikes' impact on travelers in Midwest examined; films shown. [Delta spokesperson Ron JOHNSON - claims service will continue.] Criteria used by airlines to determine which flights would be cut outlined. [American Airlines spokesperson Tony MULE - notes role played by booking levels of each flight.] Situation at O'Hare International Airport examined. [Striker Gloria SNYDER , airline flight crew member Ron WELDON - debate safety factor of flying during strike.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller
(Los Angeles, California) Strike atmosphere in west states examined. [Striker John HAGGERTY - considers flying dangers now.] [Passenger Bob DELLO RUSSO - criticizes strike.] Strike's impact on Pacific Southwest Airlines airlines and at various airports throughout West detailed. [Airline EMPLOYEE - reacts to passengers ignorance of strike.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
(Atlanta, Georgia) Strike's impact on air travel in southe. United States examined; Braniff's situation mentioned. [Passengers Van GREY, Emily MOORE - hope they can get home.] [Control tower technician Lee DAVIS - considers everything running smoothly.] Most delays tomorrow said anticipated occurring in northe.
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase
(NYC) Situation in northe. United States due to strike featured. American and Eastern Airlines' response to situation noted. Near-miss of 2 planes over New Jersey reported; details given. Amtrak's incrd. passenger load noted. [MacArthur Airport manager Al WERNER - is optimistic.]
REPORTER: John Martin
(Studio) Strike's impact on mail delivery reported Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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